The New England Patriots will take on the Washington Football Team in the first preseason game of the season. Rookie Mac Jones is likely to make his debut.
Bill Belichick has been at this long enough to know not to show his hand in the first preseason game. Nonetheless, football returning with fans is reason enough to watch for fans of these two teams.
For the New England Patriots, rookie quarterback Mac Jones is expected to receive playing time at some point, along with Cam Newton. Jones was selected in the middle of the first round out of Alabama to mixed reviews. While Jones does have a ton of talent, he’s an otherwise stationary target who’s accustomed to being surrounded by the best college players in the country.
Foxborough isn’t Tuscaloosa.
The Washington Football Team will play a good portion of their starters, including free agent signee Ryan Fitzpatrick. The cagey veteran could very well lead Washington to the postseason yet again this season, as they won the lowly NFC East last year thanks to a stingy defense. If the offense can come up large in big moments, Washington could be scary in the NFC.
How to watch Washington Football Team vs New England Patriots on reddit
The game will be broadcast locally on ABC and NBC, along with several other affiliates. It can be streamed via Fubo in those areas. Should you need other means, you can check out the NFL streams subreddit community.